Habitat Support funds restore living classroom area

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The confluence of Lost Creek and the Middle Fork Willamette River near Pleasant Hill is a high priority area for restoration. Working with the Oregon Parks and Recreation department at Elijah Bristow State Park, the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council received $25,000 from the PGE Habitat Support fund to restore 15 acres of floodplain forest in the area.

Your support makes it possible for the teams to rehabilitate the area in many ways, including:

  • Controlling weeds
  • Installing native plants
  • Monitoring and maintaining the plants for five years

The site also serves as a living classroom for the council’s Watershed Rangers program. In the past year, 242 students from local schools removed invasive weeds, planted native trees and shrubs, tested water quality and conducted wildlife surveys at the site.

For an additional $2.50 per month, you can directly support projects like this by adding Habitat Support to your renewable option.